The table below looks at the statistics for ISTQB in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited ISTQB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
Rank 34 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 0.66% 0.45% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 1.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £41,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
ISTQB
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone region.

Qualifications Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 54 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 31.79% 24.55% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £40,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

ISTQB
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISTQB Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB across the Maidstone region.

ISTQB Salary Trend in Maidstone

ISTQB
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) TestComplete
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) BDD

ISTQB
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing ISTQB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited ISTQB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Quality Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA